Additional Payment Resources for Clinicians

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services offer free resources and organizations on the ground to provide help to clinicians who are eligible for the Quality Payment Program: In addition to the support available for small and solo practices, other CMS offerings address:

PRIMARY CARE & SPECIALIST PHYSICIANS

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) for primary care and specialist physicians supports more than 140,000 clinician practices through active, collaborative and peer based learning networks. Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs) and Support Alignment Networks (SANs) are located in all 50 states to provide comprehensive technical assistance, as well as tools, data, and resources to improve quality of care and reduce costs. The goal is to help practices transform over time and move toward Advanced Alternative Payment Models.

LARGE PRACTICES

Quality Innovation Networks-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) support clinicians in large practices (more than 15 clinicians) in meeting Merit-Based Incentive Payment System requirements through customized technical assistance. Includes one-on-one assistance when needed. There are 14 QIN-QIOs that serve all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

All eligible clinicians are supported by the Quality Payment Program website, qpp.cms.gov, which serves as a starting point for information on the Quality Payment Program.

The Quality Payment Program Service Center assists with all Quality Payment Program questions: www.cms.gov, 1(866) 288-8292.

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Learning Systems Helps clinicians share best practices for success, and move through stages of transformation to successful participation in APMs.